Skin is one of the most treasured parts of our body. Muscle and skin make up the biggest organ of our body. Keeping the skin clean, healthy, and good-looking is one of our most important priorities, both for hygiene and aesthetics. Facial skin is one of the most affected as it is more delicate than any other part of the body. Facial skin is attacked by germs, external factors, and internal body factors every day, causing pimples, acne, blemishes, pigmentation, and many other facial abnormalities.
To counter this, acne scar treatments, anti-aging treatments, and many other skin treatments are becoming very popular these days. These treatments use a combination of techniques to heal the skin and improve its texture.
What is acne?
Acne is caused when the natural sebum of the skin, along with dead skin cells, gets accumulated and clog hair follicles and pores of the skin. Acne varies in size and appearance. They can be very uninflamed and small in size, which is often called blackheads. Bigger acne or pimples are red, inflamed and sometimes form pustules with a collection of pus.
Acne found on the skin is very common and can range from blackhead to pimples. But if you are someone who gets acne frequently in a large number, it is best to consult a dermatologist in this case. Acne can cause scars that can become quite difficult to get rid of and make permanent scarring on the skin. In these conditions, a dermatologist can help you in finding the right acne scar treatment for your skin.
There are many acne scar treatments that one can consider after careful evaluation with your dermatologist. Based on the requirement, skin type and condition of the skin, your dermatologist may suggest one or a few treatments to clear your skin from acne and acne scars.
Some of the most popular acne scar treatments are mentioned below:
Microdermabrasion, as the name suggests, is the use of microneedles to cause abrasion on the skin so as to trigger the formation of new skin cells. The abrasion technique works like sandpaper that causes the thick, dead skin layer to scrub off, giving light to new skin underneath. This is a very powerful technique for mild acne scars and is very popularly used.
- Chemical Peeling
The use of fruit bases acids such as AHA and BHA is used to exfoliate and chemically peel the dead skin layer to reveal younger, radiant skin beneath the upper layer. This treatment is very effective for those who have mild scars from acne and blemishes. The peel needs to be done by experts so that there are no adverse reactions.
- Derma roller
Derma roller or Derma Pin is a device used by an expert to roll over the skin. The device has thousands of microneedles that pierce the skin and trigger the production of collagen naturally. Collagen has the ability to cover up scars and make the skin’s surface even.
CROSS refers to the Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars. This is a treatment for atrophic scars and involves the usage of trichloroacetic acid. This acid is injected in small amounts on the scar leading the skin to generate collagen in response to the inflammation caused by the TCA. The collagen works by covering up the scar with new skin cells.
- Laser Therapy
Many kinds of Laser therapy can help in dealing with scars on the face, such as CO2 laser, Erbium Glass Laser, etc. These methods use Laser Light therapy to fill depressed scars and other aging symptoms such as wrinkles, fine lines and facial cars. The CO2 Laser therapy usually works superficially, whereas the Erbium Glass therapy works below the dermal level.
- Microneedling with RF
Microneedling involves the use of microneedles that are injected into various parts of the face, and then Radiofrequency of high intensity is exposed to these areas for tightening the skin as well as improving blood flow and collagen production, which helps repair scars.
- Dermal Fillers
Dermal filler is more of a surgical method to heal scars. In this method, an injection with Hyaluronic Acid, Gelatin, Collagen, etc., is introduced to a depressed scar so as to fill the area. The filler acts as a bond between the scar and the underlying tissue and repairs the scar area naturally, making the skin even and younger. These are some of the treatments that we can choose from to heal the scars due to acne. Make sure to get your skin tested by an expert before carrying out the treatment.